Shortage of workers slows down rebuilding

- Raj Kumar Karki, SINDHULI

May 28, 2015-

Shortage of workers has emerged as a major hindrance in rebuilding demolished infrastructures and houses, repairing partially damaged buildings and erecting makeshift shelters at Kamalamai-9 in Sindhuli district.

“Even though I took out a loan to rebuild my house, I could find no workers,” said a local Chitralal Shrestha, adding that he has been living under tents with his family members for over two weeks now due to shortage of workers in the village.

“I need at least 10 labourers immediately to rebuild my house,” he said.

Locals of Kamalamai said the government should colaborate and coordinate with concerned stakeholders to manage workers for reconstruction purposes in quake-affected areas. Likewise, people of Bhimeshwor-3 also have similar problem to relate. Around 56 houses have been destroyed by the devastating earthquake in the area. Local Sabitra Rai said she is still living in her severely cracked house with her family as her children do not want to stay under makeshift shelter.

“We are in need of more workers to repair and rebuild our houses,” said Rai, adding that the government should ensure adequate supply of construction workers in quake-affected areas.

Published: 29-05-2015 07:39

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